EnterSolar leverages its team’s financial expertise and deep industry knowledge to work around financial constraints and capitalize on opportunities that define the fast-changing solar energy landscape. This enables our clients to enjoy optimal energy solutions with compelling, long-term return on investment.
NPV is the definitive bottom-line measure of a solar project's value proposition to your business; the net present value of all after-tax cash flows attributable to the project. Let us show you how solar can create value for you and your shareholders.
IRR is the standard metric for capital budgeting analysis and allows businesses to understand and compare the project's annualized effective compounded return rate. Properly structured, a solar project can provide outstanding IRRs, in excess of your company's weighted average cost of capital.
The payback period is simply the amount of time it takes for a project to earn back the initial unlevered investment. A solar project frequently provides rapid payback, which is particularly attractive given its long-term asset life.
No matter which return metric your business uses to analyze capital investments — be it profitability index or modified payback — EnterSolar will help you realize the financial benefits of producing your own clean energy.
There are numerous rewards and incentives offered to businesses that go solar. EnterSolar tracks commercial solar incentives — including federal, state and local incentive programs — in real time to ensure that all of our clients receive the maximum financial benefits of solar.
Federal Commercial Solar Incentives
The U.S. government supports the deployment of clean and renewable solar power through the Section 48 Investment Tax Credit and the tax depreciation program, MACRS — Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System.
State Commercial Solar Incentives
State-level incentive programs often determine the feasibility of a corporate solar project. At EnterSolar, we actively track commercial solar incentives at the state level and provide our clients with real-time guidance that maximizes their ROI.
Utility Commercial Solar Incentives
Many electric utilities are now offering incentives to businesses converting to solar: upfront rebates, attractive long-term Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC) purchase agreements and below-market financing options among others.
Regulations and Energy/Emissions Credit Markets
While state and federal regulations can make corporate environmental compliance more challenging, they are also creating new revenue opportunities. Climate change science is forcing regulatory reform in virtually all business sectors, and corporations are facing significant liability and financial responsibility for reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
This is the perfect time to launch your solar project. Companies who act now can generate significant additional revenues through investments in GHG-related assets and carbon credit projects.
Established markets are growing and creating the monetary value on GHG, on RECs and other emissions, such as the SO2 and N2O allowance trading markets. We have shared in our blog some of the key resources we use to monitor regulation, emerging markets and our clients' compliance strategies. These include the following: